Teaching Partially-Clothed: For Those Not Ready for "Naked"
Susan M. Zvacek, Ph.D., Director, Instructional Development & Support, University of Kansas
Jose Bowen, dean of arts at Southern Methodist University, attracted attention last year with his suggestion that professors "teach naked" and divest themselves of technologies in the classroom. His argument was that too many teachers use technology - PowerPoint, especially - in a manner that distances them from their students. This workshop will offer an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the naked approach to teaching, and explore models for teaching “partially clothed” with technology that is effective but not intrusive. Participants will work together to create a process model for selecting technologies to match desired learning for both face-to-face and out-of-class instruction. This model will be based on cognitive processing and constructivist design principles, but will go beyond a theoretical approach to offer guidance for decision-making on a daily basis.
Inside The Revolution: Understanding Crestron’s DigitalMedia™ in the Classroom
Tom Baggs, Crestron Manager Education & Consultant Markets
This workshop reviews the arrival of digital content in the classrooms. It is intended for industry professionals whose institutions are transitioning to the digital age and need to understand not only the challenges that digital content presents, but also how the Crestron DigitalMedia™ product family provides solutions to those challenges. Crestron special projects director, David Silberstein will introduce the total commitment that Crestron has made to supporting the Digital Age. Two Infocomm CTS Renewal Units have been applied for, to be provided to attendees.
The Tools And Techniques Of Creative Problem Solving
John Cabra, Ph. D, Assistant Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, State University of New York, Buffalo State College
An interactive program that provides participants with a range of creative problem solving, creativity tools and techniques, plus a framework in which to apply the skills that eliminates frustration and wheel-spinning. This training program is particularly appropriate for anyone in an organization who needs to identify problems, generate ideas, or participate in implementing plans of action. Individuals in this program accomplish real work by applying their new tools and techniques on real personal or organizational challenges. Participants will also receive an introduction to the FourSight Breakthrough Thinking Profile, which reveals how you approach complex problems. Are you a Clarifier? Ideator? Developer? Implementer? With awareness, you can improve critical and creative thinking, boost innovation and dramatically increase individual and team effectiveness.